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Russia No fewer than 50 fishermen trapped on ice in country’s Far East

The city’s emergency department said earlier this week that January 26 to 27 are dangerous for ice fishing.

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No fewer than 50 fishermen were trapped on floating ice in Russia’s Far East city of Vladivostok after the chunk they were sitting on drifted away from shore, a news reported on Thursday.

“At this moment Vladivostok’s emergency service has began the rescue operation at the bay of Fyodorov.

“Emergency service staff have already come to the area of the accident with an air boat,’’ the news report said in a release.

Report says the winter season often sees many locals taking to the ice for fishing, with reports of deaths from such activities every year.

The city’s emergency department said earlier this week that Jan. 26 to  27 are dangerous for ice fishing, but it appeared the dozens stranded simply ignored the warning.

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